If any of you read my hubby’s blog, he blogged about Melbourne yesterday. I’ll be duplicating a little what he does, but will be looking at our Australian trip a little differently.
Dave and I both take pictures on vacation and we end up with about 2,000 photos – many of them the same. I’ve found that even though we take the same pictures, our focus is often very different. Anyway, here’s my view of Melbourne.
This is a very artsy place. I wish we would have scheduled more than two full days to spend time here. There were so many places we wanted to see, but didn’t have time. But I did see lots of art out and about or what could be made into art in the future.
Melbourne had such a European flavor to us – the streets, the shops – they all reminded me of our stay several years ago in Italy. We stayed in the Prahran district, not far from the Melbourne CBD (Central Business District) via tram #72.
Here is what I saw on our walk to the tram to take us to Queen Victoria Market.
The Queen Victoria Market was massive with over 600 vendors. We didn’t take the time to visit all of them, but did see quite a bit. Click on pictures to enlarge.
But besides food there were lots of booths with other stuff including these leggings. Oh, la, la! Oh, now how I wished I would have bought a pair!
But all of this looking and shopping made us hungry so we found this at a local deli and sat down to this lunch – a masterpiece!
We also visited the Block Arcade. We didn’t think we’d do much shopping there, but heard the building should not be missed while visiting Melbourne. Oh, my, was it beautiful! We did buy some awesome spices in that spice shop.
We visited the Prahran Market, across the street from our hotel. Lots of good stuff there too.
As I said, art was all around.
While we were waiting for our tram to take us back to our hotel.
And the building that houses RMIT University across from our tram waiting stop.
I was going to try to have just one Melbourne post but I think this is long enough for today. The next post is about the Royal Botanical Garden – one of the most beautiful gardens I’ve ever seen. And there was no admission! See you Monday.
I have never been fortunate enough to get there yet- but after this post I really want to get there- such a wonderful time you had! Thanks for sharing!
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Wow, looks like a very cool place to visit! I’ve never been to Australia, but if I ever go I’ll have to visit Melbourne now :))
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love all these pictures -looks like you’re having fun. the farmer’s market pics are gorgeous – but the prices-ouch! My favorite are those beautiful cans!!!
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Yep, food was really expensive there.
Kristina, Melbourne was one of our favorite places. We would have liked to stay longer.
I love all these photos – they really capture what looks to be a fantastic place.
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Rinda, Thanks! It is a beautiful place.